The Black Union: United States Colored Troops (USCT) Who Fought In The Civil War

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    The United States Colored Troops (USCT) were regiments in the United States Army composed primarily of African-American (colored) soldiers. They were first recruited during the American Civil War, and by the end of that war in April, 1865, the 175 USCT regiments constituted about one-tenth of the manpower of the Union Army; comprising almost 180,000 men. The USCT was the precursor to the Buffalo Soldier regiments in the American Old West.

    The Confiscation Act
    The U.S. Congress passed the Confiscation Act of 1862[3] in July 1862. It freed slaves whose owners were in rebellion against the United States, and Militia Act of 1862 empowered the President to use freed slaves in any capacity in the army. President Abraham Lincoln was concerned with public opinion in the four border states that remained in the Union, as they had numerous slaveholders, as well as with northern Democrats who supported the war but were less supportive of abolition than many northern Republicans. Lincoln opposed early efforts to recruit black soldiers, although he accepted the Army's using them as paid workers. Native American also played a significant role in the colored regiments of the American Civil War.[1]

    Learn more here: Black Soldiers in the Civil War

    My Fam:
    U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
    Name: Richard Alford (3rd Great Grandfather-Paternal)
    Side: Union
    Regiment State/Origin: U.S. Colored Troops
    Regiment: 69th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
    Company: E
    Rank In: Private
    Rank Out: Private
    Film Number: M589 roll 1
    Memorial: Part of the African American Civil War Memorial
    Plaque Number: C-78
    Displayed As: Richard Alford
    Other Records: Learn More about this Regiment


    U.S., Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1863-1865
    9th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery

    Tom Alford (2nd Great Grandfather - Paternal)

    Age 25
    Estimated Birth Year abt 1839
    Birth Location Alabama
    Enlistment Date 25 Sep 1864
    Branch of Service 9th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery
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    Let's show them love today with all this Confederate mess going on.
     
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    Members of Company E of the Fourth Regiment, United States Colored Troops (USCT), 1865


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    Soldiers with the 25th regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops(USCT) Company during the Civil War.
     
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    Sgt. Maj. John H. Wilson - The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment


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    Images Of The 54th Massachusetts Regiment

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    Samuel Truehart Of The 5th United States Colored Troops- His Wife Ran Away From A Slave Owner To Marry Him
     
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    USCT at an abandoned farmhouse in Dutch Gap, Virginia, 1864.

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    Photograph of United States Colored Troops at Port Hudson, Louisiana | DocsTeach


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    Medal of Honor awardee Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood, 4th Infantry Regiment, United States Colored Troops Fleetwood was born a freeman in Baltimore.

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    Charles Remond Douglass,(Frederick's youngest son), dressed in his Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Regiment uniform.

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    Feel free to add to the thread!

    The USCT are deep and have lots of history. I hope others can help build the thread. :smile:
     
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    Don't forget Martin Delany. His son served in the 54th Mass.

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    17th US Colored Infantry Band

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    Fifth U.S. Colored Troops in a photograph taken between 1864-1900. Beaty was one of 23 black Union Civil War soldiers, who served with such distinction that he received the Medal of Honor.


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    African American Union soldiers at L'Ouverture Hospital, in Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1864-1865 | Jubilo! The Emancipation Century

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    Black Soldiers in the Civil War · Flag of the 4th USCT
     
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    Saw this the other day - he's not a solider but he was listed as a Civilian in the 1860's. He clearly wasn't playing no games.

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    [Black man, civilian, holding colt army revolver, ring on pinky finger, dred locks]

    Summary
    Photograph shows a three-quarter-length portrait of an African American man (or, possibly a woman), wearing a hat and holding a revolver.

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    [between 1860 and 1870]

    [Black man, civilian, holding colt army revolver, ring on pinky finger, dred locks]
     
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